The Personal Vision Tracker is a fast and affordable way to conduct an eye “exam” at home. Depending on where you go, an eye exam can cost as much as $100. With the PVT, you can test and track your vision for a fraction of the cost and do it at your convenience.
The PVT is a small plastic scope that attaches to your phone and runs each eye through a series of simple app-powered tests. When you’re done, you’ll have the numbers you need to order glasses online, which can cost considerably less than what you pay at retail.
Although there’s no substitute for getting your eyes checked by a professional, there is a faster, cheaper way to test your eyesight. The regular price is $29.99, plus $3.49 for shipping.
The EyeQue app starts you with a comprehensive video tutorial, then runs you through a practice test — all to make the experience as user-friendly as possible. If you follow the instructions, the PVT can be easy to use.
The device has a 3.2-star average rating on Amazon. At least some of the reviews are the result of phone incompatibility — which, to be fair, isn’t as well-explained in the Amazon product listing as it is on EyeQue’s product page. EyeQue offers a 30-day money-back guarantee, though you’ll have to pay for return shipping.
Note: Using the PVT requires an EyeQue subscription. Thankfully, your first year is free, and it’s only $4.99 per year after that. If you’re planning to share the device with other family members, here’s a more detailed explanation of using the PVT with family.